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  1. SgtMajHarper

    Harbor Freight Purple HVLP mod

    I did have to thin it...following the instructions (not manly I know, but I wanted it right)....I think it was like 1/4 thinner to paint ratio.....guessing now. Gillespie has all the info. on their site.
  2. SgtMajHarper

    Harbor Freight Purple HVLP mod

    I would have to go dig it out of the shop to check numbers if any are even on it for sizes, but I have used a Harbor Freight paint sprayer for a few years on 5 different military vehicles, using the red oxide primer and Gillespie paints with great results. I hate Harbor Freight tools, everything...
  3. SgtMajHarper

    Test thread

    I'm getting dizzy
  4. SgtMajHarper

    New to the family.....M715! New pics and updates!

    When I was "making" my truck right I did the same things with my steering wheel (I didn't make V cuts), just filled in the gaps I had, let dry (and shrink), fill the new smaller gaps, sand and eventually paint it. After @ 6 years, it still looks good and it has a couple of cracks back in that...
  5. SgtMajHarper

    Steel Soldiers MV of the YEAR 2022 - VOTE HERE

    A few pics of the Goat.
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2022 - December VOTE HERE!

    woo hoo! Thanks much everyone.....I was going to post a couple pics of it with an M-60 on the mount to help put it over the top, but my camera went on the fritz.
  7. SgtMajHarper

    Trailer Recommendation

    Just another thought on the M416 trailer, on mine I put civilian wheels and matching tires as I have on my civilian Jeeps. I like being able to use 1 spare for either vehicle. I have the trailer painted to match, the tongue stays level, same track width.....can't beat it. The bigger trailers...
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    Trailer Recommendation

    Agreed on the M416 trailer as a first choice (I have used 2 of them with my CJ5's and CJ8 Scrambler just fine), they are getting harder to find a decent one for a good price, another option is an M116 trailer. Maybe easier to find. A guy in SE Colo. where I got mine has @ 40 of them sitting on...
  9. SgtMajHarper

    New Gama Goat Owner. Help! How do I connect the cargo section???

    I don't have a truss kit, but I highly recommend getting and carrying a spare with you. If one spare is good, I think 2 is more good. (Just saying as a guy who had a flat once)
  10. SgtMajHarper

    U.S.M.C gun trucks?

    We had inter We had internal comm. on our M107 and M110 self-propelled howitzers, it usually didn't work. The section chief would usually ride on the forward hull near the driver to give him instructions. When we got M109 SP's, the comm. worked "sometimes" but the section chief rode up high on...
  11. SgtMajHarper

    U.S.M.C gun trucks?

    Don't completely ignore Mad Maxx, a flamethrower is a great accessory item......a bazooka is also a nice touch.
  12. SgtMajHarper

    U.S.M.C gun trucks?

    Oh yeah! It's a good thing we aren't neighbors, I'd be over with a folding chair, coffee and a cigar making a pest out of myself. I like that idea of armor up towards the front end using the stake pockets. I was thinking if you made it "modular" somehow, you could switch back and forth as...
  13. SgtMajHarper

    U.S.M.C gun trucks?

    Great thread here guys! I gotta chime again.....as you and I have chatted some already.....it's your truck, you can set it up the way you want and it will still be right. Unless you are going full bore and making an exact replica truck (and you are not), it won't be wrong. Currently you have...
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2022 - December VOTE HERE!

    TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HE LIVED ALL ALONE, IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE. I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE, AND TO SEE JUST WHO IN THIS HOME DID LIVE. I LOOKED ALL ABOUT, A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE, NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS, NOT EVEN A TREE. NO...
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2022 - December VOTE HERE!

    I've had my Goat on the road for a little over a year now. Here's a picture of the first parade I drove it in, I had 6 "spares" at home in the garage, not one in the truck that day. Mr. Murphy had a good laugh at my expense. All new tires a year later and a couple of spares in the back just in case.
  16. SgtMajHarper

    U.S.M.C gun trucks?

    If you find that manual, I'd like to see it also. I don't think there is one. We had gun trucks in Iraq and other than as issued any others were made on site usually as per whatever you could scrounge. In the early days of the ground war, we still had soft doors and tops on Hummers, as time went...
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    U.S.M.C gun trucks?

    This just reminded me of an ad I saw recently from a guy selling a quad .50 mount, I believe his asking price was @ 35 g's for the mount, add 20 g's more if you wanted the replica .50's........yikes !!
  18. SgtMajHarper

    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2022 - December VOTE HERE!

    Now that's a good looking Goat !
  19. SgtMajHarper

    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2022 - December VOTE HERE!

    I live in Colorado; I've been cold before, didn't like it, so I found a NOS heater and with lots of digging thru the archives on this site and help form a few members got it installed. Man, what a pain that was, but it's in like issue and works like a champ. You can almost make your own smoke...
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    Steel Soldiers MV of the month 2022 - December VOTE HERE!

    This is what it looked like when I went to check it out.
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